STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS TO MILWAUKEE PANTEHR SOCCER CLUB
Kudos go out to the men’s Soccer Club who qualified recently
qualified for National Soccer Championships. Six club teams made it to
the national championships: Indiana University, Universityof Illinois,
University of Michigan, Ohio State University, AND UW-MILWAUKEE. The
Milwaukee Panther Soccer Club at UWM will be traveling to Florida to
compete with the other five teams next week. Please wish them well and
let them know we are proud of them. (If any other group has won some
accolades recently please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so
we can praise your accomplishments too).
STUDENT ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE!
November 8th 5:30-7pm In The SA Office EG79
The Student Association is holding an open house for the entire student body!
It is for the benefit of ALL Student Organizations to come and meet your Representatives.
This is the chance for the student body to meet with the President, Directors
and SAC Chair and discuss important issues on campus! You will have the opportunity
to ask any questions you may have about the Senate, Funding, Seg Fees, Legislative
Affairs, Academic Affairs, Shared Governance, and MUCH MUCH MORE! Come join
the Student Association for a night of Q&A! For questions Contact: Nicole
Morales, Director of Inclusion of the Student Association, Fall Hours: Wed-Friday
1-5pm, Office: EG79J, email@example.com.
NO MONEY YET
The groups that went through the large grant process this past weekend have
a few more steps to go through before any of the funds allocated can be released.
First the Senate must review all allocations and voteby a 2/3 majority to
approve. The Senate may pull out allocations for further analysis, which
could delay the approval process. Once the Senate approves the allocations,
they are sent to the President to sign into law or veto. The President will
have seven days from that point to take action. If the President does not
take action in seven days, the allocations will become law automatically.
Once approved, the Center for Student Involvement will be notified and the funds
will be available to student groups after January 1, 2008. According to the
SAC Bylaws, the November Large Grant funds can only be spent during January
1 through June 30th so even if approval occurs prior to Janaury 1st, groups
have to wait until after that date to start spending the funds. Due to the
fiscal yearend closing on June 30th, all operation expenditure requests for
funds must be received in the Center for Student Involvement by June 1st, in order
to have the paperwork processed before the end of the fiscal year.
INTERPRETATION ON THE RULES FOR BUYING FOOD HAVE CHANGED
SAC Bylaws prohibit them for allocating money on food, therefore the only money
that may be availble to groups for food is funds received through the checkoff
election or deposited into their account as revenue.
**Meetings: Food expenses are allowable for meetings if one of the following
criteria is met: (1) Facilities are not available within the building
or immediate area of the meeting where attendees could obtain and consume
food items (since most student organization meetings are on campus, then
this would not be the case); (2) Having the attendees leave the meeting
room would have an adverse effect on the continuity of the meeting, therefore
having food eaten while the program continues is required. (Meetings
that are expected to last very long, 4-5 hours, could be considered for
this criteria); and (3) The majority of attendees are not UWM students
or campus employees. (Since it is expected that most student organziaitons
are made up of students, this criteria would not applly). In order to
be approved for food, PRIOR APPROVAL needs to be granted before any food
expenditures are made. However, most student organization meetings DO
NOT QUALIFY FOR FOOD EXPENSES.
**Events: Meals associated with conferences or UWM sponsored events
may be reimbursed for actual and necessary costs incurred in connection
with the conference if: (1) Specifically authorized by statute or contractual
agreements; (2) Determined by the Dean or their designee that the costs
are essential to a program and the benefit received is greater than the
extra costs. APPROVAL AND JUSTIFICATION BY THE DEAN OR DESIGNEE IS REQUIRED.
Approval must be received before the event otherwise the State of Wisconsin
maximum for meals will be paid. Any remaining amount must be paid by
non-university funds and could be the responsibility of the person who
contracted the conference or event.
**Receptions: Receptions are a gathering of individuals associated with
a UW-sponsored event that provides the opportunity for interaction in
a setting that is not purely social in nature. Unlike a business meeting,
a reception may not have a specific agenda or time frame. Like a business
meeting, the purpose must be related to or promote the mission of the
hosting department. EXPENSES ARE NOT ALLOWABLE FOR RECEPTIONS THAT ARE
SOLELY FOR SOCIAL OR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES, except as provided in other
UW System policies. Refer to UWS Financial Policy & Procedure Papers #6 , #20 and #26.
Please see http://www.bfs.uwm.edu/ASM/view.aspx?id=5.6.2&d=1 for
complete information on food and meeting expenses.
We can’t post this message enough, since people are still
buying things incorrectly and losing their money. Before funds are spent,
meet with an advisor in the Center for Student Involvement to make sure contract
vendors are used and to avoid denial of reimbursement due to state procedures
not being followed. It is actually better and sometimes cheaper to let
the Studetn Activities Staff purchase items for you. In someinstances,
it is required due to contract language. So check with us before you
make that purchase.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
USA TODAY 19TH ANNUAL ALL-USA COLLEGE ACADEMIC TEAM
Twenty students will be named to the All-USA College Academic
First Team. They'll be featured in a two page color presentation in the
nation's newspaper in February 2008. Each will receive a trophy and a
$2,500 cash award. Forty more students will be recognized in the newspaper
as Second and Third Teams. Beginning this year, students must register
electronically and be screened for eligibility. They will be directed
to a PDF of the nomination form on the Web. The completed nomination
file must be mailed to USA TODAY by Nov. 30, 2007. Winning students will
be notified in late January and be announced in USA TODAY in February.
To register, students should go to http://allstars.usatoday.com and
use the All-USA drop-down menu to go to the Cyear college program. Students
must be full-time undergraduates of at least junior standing at a four-year
institution in the United States or its territories. U.S. citizenship
is not required. More information about the program, including bios of
former winners, FAQs for nominees and advice for nominators, is also
available on the site. Please call Carol Skalski at 7031854-5890 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if
you have any questions.
GLAMOUR’S 2008 TOP 10 COLLEGE WOMEN COMPETITION
Glamour Magazine is searching for the Top 10 College Women in
the United States and Canada. The winning women will be featured in an
upcoming issue of the magazine, and each will receive $3,000 and a trip
to New York City, where they will have an opportunity to meet with women
in their fields. It's an honor for the student as well as for her college
or university. We are looking for college juniors with excellent academic
records, leadership experience and inspiring goals. Among our past winners
are women who went on to become are doctors, environmentalists, professors,
lawyers, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, authors, engineers, humanitarians
and scientists. Read about this year's winners and download the application
All applications must be received by November 30, 2007.
SEXPO PRESENTS: SEX TOYS 101
Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 7-9pm, UWM Union Fireside Lounge,
Learn the basic information about sex toys: how to use them, how to choose
them, and how to make them a part of sexual activity, alone or with a partner.
Play with samples of different toys and get free safer sex supplies. This workshop
may contain language and discussions that some individuals may find uncomfortable.
Sponsored by UWM LGBT Resource Center, UWM LINKS Peer Outreach & Mentoring
Center, UWM Multicultural Student Center, UWM Norris Health Center, UWM Union
Sociocultural Programming, UWM Union Programming, UWM Women's Resource Center,
and The Tool Shed Sex Toy Shop. For more information, contact Jennifer Murray-LGBT
Resource Center at 414-229-4226.
ELLIS IN CONCERT
Thursday, November 8, 2007, 9-11pm, UWM Union Gasthaus, Free
She was so popular last year that we've invited her, and you back! Come hear
Ellis in concert at the Gasthaus! Voted five time winner of the reader’s
choice award of "Best Musician in the Twin Cities" (Lavender Magazine)
and "Best Musical Artist" (Minnesota Women's Press), Ellis’ music
has been described as joyful, unpretentious acoustic rock with influences of
folk and a slight hint of country flavor. After moving from Texas to Minnesota
at age 16, Ellis founded her own record label and has recorded five solo albums,
selling tens of thousands of copies to date. Sponsored by UWM Union Programming,
UWM LGBT Resource Center, UWM Women's Resource Center, UWM Restaurant Operations,
and Burger King. For more information, contact Rebecca Grassl-UWM Union Programming